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Google’s being sued for paying off execs accused of sexual harassment

The lawsuit calls for three independent individuals to join Alphabet’s board.

Google had a big presence at this week’s CES 2019 trade show, but with a new lawsuit being issued against the company from shareholders, it might have to get ready to make an appearance in court.

James Martin, a shareholder of Google’s parent company Alphabet, filed a lawsuit against the company at the San Mateo Superior Court claiming that Google breached its trust with shareholders when  [Read More…]

Help shape the future of Google’s Advanced Protection Program!

Are you concerned that your work in progress, intellectual property, and other digital data could be compromised in a targeted attack?

Google’s Advanced Protection Program helps safeguard the personal Google Accounts of people at risk of being targeted. Google is constantly improving the program to help users stay a step ahead of evolving security threats, and they’d like to get your input in one of their upcoming user research studies.

Click the link below to sign up, and  [Read More…]

Add Google’s Home Hub and two Google Home Minis to your smart home for $130

Have Google Assistant available everywhere with this bundle.

Verizon has an awesome deal right now on Google Home products, offering the newly-released Google Home Hub at a $ 20 discount and throwing in two Google Home Mini smart speakers for free. All in, you’re getting at least $ 200-worth of Google Assistant devices for less than the Hub alone would normally cost. All you have to do is add one Hub and two Minis to your cart  [Read More…]

Google’s new Game of the Year is trendy trivia on your phone

It’s not enough to know the trend, you have to know what Google knows about it.

Google has packaged up its massive wealth of pop culture knowledge into a 20 question trivia game for everyone to enjoy. It’s called Game of the Year, and the whole point is to see how much you know about what went on this year. But you need to know more than whether you could hear Laurel or Yannie, you need to  [Read More…]

Google’s censored search engine for China has apparently been shut down

The project was supposedly kept secret from Google’s privacy team.

This past August, a report surfaced claiming that Google was working on a censored version of its search engine for the Chinese market and was preparing to launch it by April 2019. A few months later, another report has popped up indicating that the China-focused search engine has been canceled.

According to The Intercept:

The internal rift over the system has had massive ramifications, effectively ending work  [Read More…]

Google’s Santa Tracker returns to spread some holiday cheer

Play fun games and learn how to code in Santa’s Village this holiday season.

Google’s Santa Tracker is back in time for the holiday season. This year, Google is adding a new Elf Maker that lets you customize an elf, and you’ll be able to follow Santa around in the days leading up to Christmas thanks to location sharing in Google Maps. Google is also expanding the feature to highlight how people around the world celebrate Christmas,  [Read More…]

Google’s Pixelbook is powerful, gorgeous, and a steal for just $699

If you get a Chrome OS device this year, make sure it’s the Pixelbook.

At its fall hardware event back in October, Google announced a striking new Chrome OS tablet called the Pixel Slate. The Pixel Slate brings a lot of exciting things to the table and aims to be your go-to device for both tablet and laptop needs. It starts at $ 599, but if you want a model that’ll be powerful enough for moderate workloads  [Read More…]

New OnePlus 6 features, Google’s new Emoji movement, and more news you need to know

Welcome to In Brief, the AndroidGuys tech briefing. Today is Tuesday, October 30, and we’re taking a look at all the tech news you need to know. In this post, we want you to learn about the news the way you want to learn. We’ve embedded a podcast version of all this news below. If you don’t want to listen, you can read just like you normally would.

In today’s edition, we’ll tell you what OnePlus 6T features are now available on the  [Read More…]

Google’s new contract makes 2 years of Android updates mandatory for OEMs

In response to being slapped with a record-breaking fine in the EU this summer, Google is preparing a major change to its business model.

The search giant recently revealed it will start charging a licensing fee for Android device makers that want to deliver handsets pre-installed with popular Google apps like Gmail or Maps.

Now The Verge has managed to obtain a copy of the new contracts that Google will soon start implementing. The documents disclose how much the search  [Read More…]

Google’s pop-up stores are now open in New York and Chicago

The Google Hardware Store is open for business.

Now that Google’s new hardware for the year is here, it’s time for the company to start promoting it and getting the tech into people’s hands. One way Google’s going about doing this is with two pop-up stores that are open now in New York and Chicago.

While we’ve seen New York pop-up stores for the past two years, Chicago’s replacing Los Angeles this time around.

Google’s promoting these  [Read More…]